Events in or around Helston


Annual Events in Helston

Helston Flora / Furry Day
Every May (Usually on the 8th May unless this is a Sunday))

Helstonians dance through the streets in this annual festival known locally as Furry Day.
A series of dances take place throughout the town
Morning Dance starts at the Guildhall at 7am
The Hal-an-Tow starts on St John's Bridge at 8.30am
The Hal-an-Tow another integral part of the day re-enacts the battle of good against evil.
The Children's Dance starts from Wendron Street at 9.40am
The Midday Dance starts from the Guildhall at 12 midday
The Evening Dance starts from the Guildhall at 5pm
Also street stalls, a fair and more.

Helston Flora Day website


Helston Flora Day
Every May

Annual Flora Day celebrations in Helston, Cornwall.

Morning Dance Starts from the Guildhall at 7am

The Hal-an-Tow Starts on St John's Bridge at 8:30am

The Children's Dance Starts from Wendron Street at 9:40am

The Midday Dance Starts from the Guildhall at 12 noon

The Evening Dance Starts from the Guildhall at 5pm


Freedom of Helston Parade
Every June

Annual parade of sailors from RNAS Culdrose when they exercise their right to march through the streets of Helston with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying in accordance with the grant of the Freedom of the Borough of Helston which was given in 1958.

The Town Mayor of Helston inspects the parade and then takes the Salute at the Guildhall accompanied by the Captain of the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and Members of the Town Council.

The General Public are invited to attend the ceremony.


West Cornwall Motor Show
Every June

Motor show with stalls and entertainment. Wendron Football and Cricket Club, near Helston.
West Cornwall Motor Show


Culdrose Air Day
Every July.

Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose Air Day (from 9a.m.)

Come and experience ‘Fly Navy’ with plenty to see in the sky and experience on the ground.

For more information see RNAS Culdrose


The Santa Series
Every November/December

Santas are coming to town....are you?

Truro - Santa Series 3rd December 2017 2pm - 5pm

Wadebridge to Padstow - Santa Series 9th December 2017 10am - 3pm

Falmouth - Santa Series 16th December 2017 1pm - 3pm

Helston - Santa Series - 17th December 2017 1pm - 4pm

For more information and details of how to take part:
Tel: 01726 66868

Cornwall Hospice Care website



Farmers Markets in Helston

Farmers' Market The Old Cattle Market, Boating Lake, Helston. Over 40 stalls selling local, seasonal produce. 9.30am to 1.30pm First Saturday of each month. Contact Joanne Schofield Tel: 01326 231146 Email:


Farmers Markets in Helston

Country Market The Guildhall, Helston TR13 8ST Every Friday From 8am to1pm Contact Jacky Andrew Email: Locally produced cakes, preserves, eggs, vegetables and seasonal fruit and plants. Anyone with an allotment or garden surplus is welcome to sell through the Country Market.


Helston - Coinagehall Street
Helston - Coinagehall Street


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